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Music - Issue #43

Good Morning! Hope you are all having a great week so far. This Week’s Highlights The average time a
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Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
Hope you are all having a great week so far.
This Week’s Highlights
The average time a listener spends with music is down and does it matter to the industry.
Bandsintown finally listens to all of us who hate some of their features. It only took seven years.
How to use Spotify data to predict the next big artist and use it to do some A&R.
Startup Spotlight
Startup spotlight this week is on social music listening app Stationhead. The company has investors ranging from Troy Carter to Kevin Liles. Their focus is to socialize the listening experience on Spotify and Apple Music. It seems like a mixture between Turntable.fm and Cymbal.fm both of which are now defunct. There is a prime use for this type of product since none of the major DSPs allow you to socialize any part of the listening experience.
Have a great weekend!

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Average Music Listening Time Is Down. How Much Does That Matter?

On VR’s doubters: “It’s a boring question. Can there be soul in technology? Yes!”

Music Publishers Double Claims Against Peloton To $300 Million For Using Taylor Swift, Adele Songs

Startup Canopy, which was founded by former Spotify execs Brian Whitman and Annika Goldman to focus on privacy-respecting music discovery.
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Can Amazon Music damage Spotify's market strength in Brazil?

Angel Gambino has been in the digital trenches since the late 1990s. Now she’s working for Napster as its chief commercial officer.
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THE OFFSPRING will play a virtual in-game show later this week. Starting from September 18, fans will be able to watch a virtual performance.

Bandsintown finally gives us the tools we want.

In the fifth episode of The Future of Music season 2, Dani Deahl visits pop star Charli XCX to talk about why she releases so many singles and how streaming has changed the way she writes music.

Using Spotify data to predict what songs will be hits

Stationhead, the mobile app that turns its users into streaming radio DJs, got a big upgrade today. Where Stationhead DJs were previously limited to broadcasting live, they can now record their shows, making them available on-demand for anyone to listen later. The idea behind Stationhead is to democratize and recapture the personality of traditional radio.
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Techstars Startup Digest Music is curated by:
Corey Crossfield Corey Crossfield - Music Digest Curator
corey.crossfield@startupdigestmail.com
Josh Ford Josh Ford
josh.ford@startupdigestmail.com
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